Welcome to the Community Healthcare Trust 2018 First Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call. On the call today, the company will discuss its 2018 first quarter financial results. It will also discuss progress made in various aspects of its business. Following the remarks, the phone lines will be open for a question-and-answer session.
The S&P 500 headed slightly lower last week as a solid employment report on Friday helped the market recoup earlier losses. High expectations heading into earnings season, plus lingering trade war concerns and uncertainty over the Fed’s plans to raise rates, all weighed on sentiment. However, a handful of businesses added some good news with dividend increases.